Tuesday, December 16, 2014

gift handmade :: PRETTY ready-to-wear pieces

Hello! Are you ready for Christmas yet? I hope that things are wrapping up and coming together for you so that you can enjoy the season...read, sit by the fire, visit with family and friends, count your blessings, and nourish your body & soul with delicious seasonal foods. All of that is my plan.

I'm very thankful for the handmade movement that seems to be upon us. Mompreneurs & little Etsy shops are thriving as more and more of us are buying handmade goods. I've fulfilled a share of custom orders for holiday gifts this year, and have enjoyed it immensely. 

The holidays are over commercialized and put an enormous strain on us as consumers- making us feel like we need to buy a ton of stuff. It's a tough act to keep our shopping reigned in. Thoughtful gifts are the best and doing something kind for someone is even better.

I do not buy many gifts. I did a nice Christmas card this year, put together a family photo book for the grandparents, and am making a handful of handmade gifts. I deliver coffee treats to friends when opportunity allows. But yes, I also happen to sell things I make.

My favorite part of making and selling things is the making part. Next is the recipient loving it. The middle, selling, is my least favorite. I'd give everything away if I could and just post pictures for fun {maybe}...{maybe I'd only make stuff}..{I love to make the pretty things I create}. However, marketing the pieces I make are how I sell them, and selling them is how I'm able to make more.

I'm no longer able to get custom orders out in time for Christmas, but I can ship Ready-to-Wear pieces in time if ordered by the end of the day tomorrow {Wednesday, the 17th}. I've got the shop stocked with a few of my personal favorites, and pieces that have been inspired by the season at our house- here in southwest Colorado.

Here are some things you'll find in the RTW section of my shop:

Tangerine Hills tassel key fob // Special Edition $55

Tangerine Hills lavender heart bracelet $122
Tangerine Hills skinny calico bracelets $89 // tiger bracelet $116
tassel key fobs $22 {each} 
stacked wish bracelets $30 {each}
woven & fringe key fobs $39 {each}


















You can click on each photo caption to be taken to the listing to see more piece detail & to purchase. To receive free shipping on anything you order in the shop, use the code SHIPWISH at checkout. However, only the things listed in the RTW section of the shop will make it in time for Christmas, and only when ordered by tomorrow {Wednesday, the 17}.

Should you see the perfect gift here for someone special, you can be assured that it is even prettier in person and full of love! And thank you from the bottom of my heart for gifting handmade!

Regardless of your gift giving preferences, I hope you are enjoying the season with those you love; focusing on your blessings; being & teaching your children to be kind and thoughtful, and turning up your nose to overindulgence so that you leave room to savor all that is good. I have not yet mastered my hopes for you, but am striving for them...getting a little better all the time.

X O X O X, JL

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